Ashridge is a great place to stretch your legs, and winter is one of the most scenic times of the year to do so. There are four waymarked trails as well as a number of downloadable trails to choose from. Here you'll be able to take in woodland, grassy hills and stunning views over three counties, which can be picture perfect on a frosty day.
This walk through Blakeney village and around Blakeney Freshes is fantastic for spotting wildlife, especially birds during the winter months. Keep an eye out for them on the grazing marshes and reed beds. This moderate walk means all the family can enjoy the fun.
The lake walk at Blickling is particularly atmospheric on a frosty winter’s morning, with the reflections and big open Norfolk skies providing plenty of opportunities for budding photographers. Afterwards you can head to Muddy Boots café for a warming drink and a slice of cake. Plan ahead, before you visit.
Wrap up warm and be prepared to blow away the cobwebs with an exhilarating walk across the beautiful Bedfordshire countryside, where you can enjoy views of five counties. There's also a welcoming café, which is a perfect stop-off point for anyone exploring these popular chalk downs.
It's worth keeping your eyes peeled for wildlife whilst out enjoying a winter walk at Dunwich, as you might be lucky enough to spot red deer, the resident Dartford warblers or the spectacular sight of a starling murmuration overhead. Afterwards why not cosy up by the log burner in the Old Coastguard Cottages tea room?
Explore the picturesque Stour Valley and Dedham Vale made famous by the 18th-century paintings of John Constable, England’s foremost landscape artist of the time. Take a walk along the river and through the meadows, returning to the cosy tearoom for a warming treat and mug of hot chocolate.
The Monument Walk has the most to offer for a great winter walk at Ickworth. Explore a mixture of open parkland and woodland glades, and take in the church, Walled Garden and obelisk monument. After your walk you can treat yourself to a warming drink in the restaurant.
Coastal views are central to landscape gardener Humphry Reptons 1812 design, with the winter light often showing them off at their best at this time of year. Climb to the top of the gazebo tower perched on the top of the oak wood hill for a panoramic view of the Norfolk coastline.
Wicken Fen is the place to enjoy spectacular winter landscapes, including the renowned sunsets in the vast fenland skies. Keep a look out for hen and marsh harriers, short-eared owls and Wicken’s herds of Highland cattle and Konik ponies.
Wimpole has plenty of space to stretch your legs. Stride out across the park and meader your way to the iconic gothic folly or discover the woodland belts and wider countryside that surrounds this spectacular house.
Writers, artists, politicians and a warrior king – whose footsteps will you follow in? Discover more about the places we look after on one of our walks. As well as intriguing tales of history, there are inspiring views and wildlife to spot, all with winter as your backdrop.
A cheerful sight on a woodland walk, riverside ramble or garden stroll, snowdrops are a welcome sign that spring is on the way. Here are some of the best places to go snowdrop spotting in the East of England.